Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stand her ground after chief Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggests Haley was confused about whether new sanctions had been ordered against Russia.  They also shudder as more horrible allegations come out against disgraced Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, and because he won’t resign even after top GOP leaders urged him to step down.  They roll their eyes as independent 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin remains mired in campaign debt and has missed his last three required filings with the Federal Elections Commission.  And Jim and Greg pay tribute to the remarkable life of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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  1. Mikescapes Inactive

    I think it’s fair to assume that Trump sees Haley as a threat. It’s true that Trump is indecisive as you point out. I/m/o, he’s just as insecure. If, for example, he were to fire Kudlow it would look bad, but a surmountable bump in the road. Fire Haley and the house comes tumbling down. She’s the best thing the Administration has going for it right now.

    You touch on her bright, future prospects. Agreed. I’d say a run for president is one of them. Trump, should he make it to 2020, might see her a potential adversary. If he doesn’t he should. Haley possesses qualities he can’t compete with: brains, coherence, looks, clear policy positions, and she’s a minority woman. 

    Props to Kudlow for falling on the sword, but she was inexcusably left out on the limb.  The fact that she didn’t put up with speaks to the strength of her position within the administration.

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